Rulings (84)
  • ARSJ Holding Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Internet (on own site), Social media (paid ad)
    • 11 May 2022

    We upheld complaints against health claims in an ad for Brite Drinks.

  • Shop Direct Home Shopping Ltd t/a Very, very.co.uk, Littlewoods, littlewoods.com

    • Upheld
    • Radio
    • 11 May 2022

    This ruling replaces one from November 2021; however, we have continued to uphold the complaint.

  • Tesco Mobile Ltd t/a Tesco Mobile

    • Upheld in part
    • National newspaper (paid ad), Poster, Social media (paid ad)
    • 11 May 2022

    We banned ads for replacing expletives with food terms.

  • UAB Ekomlita t/a nuubu

    • Upheld
    • Internet (display)
    • 11 May 2022

    We partly upheld complaints against ads for kitchen knives.

  • Adidas UK Ltd t/a Adidas

    • Upheld
    • Poster, Social media (own site)
    • 11 May 2022

    We upheld complaints against ads containing nudity.

  • Relx (UK) Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (influencer or affiliate ad)
    • 29 June 2022

    An Instagram story on Louis Shaw’s account was not obviously identifiable as an ad and promoted unlicensed, nicotine-containing e-cigarettes on social media.

  • Wild Drinks Group Ltd t/a Whisp Drinks

    • Upheld
    • Social media (influencer or affiliate ad)
    • 29 June 2022

    We banned an ad on Rosie Breen’s TikTok page for making health claims about an alcoholic product, encouraging excessive drinking and featuring someone under 25 years of age.

  • Capri Sun GmbH

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content)
    • 15 June 2022

    A banner ad was unlikely to be obviously identifiable as such by its audience, young children, and therefore ‘enhanced’ disclosure was required.

  • PPB Counterparty Services Ltd t/a Paddy Power

    • Upheld
    • Television, VOD
    • 15 June 2022

    A TV and VOD ad by a bookmaker broke the rules by portraying gambling as taking priority in life over family and encouraging repetitive or frequent participation in gambling.

  • PPB Counterparty Services Ltd t/a Paddy Power

    • Not upheld
    • Radio
    • 15 June 2022

    A radio ad for a bookmaker did not break the rules on harm and offence on the grounds of innuendo or portrayal of gender stereotypes

  • PPB Counterparty Services Ltd t/a Paddy Power

    • Not upheld
    • Radio
    • 15 June 2022

    A radio ad for a bookmaker did not break rules on harm and offence with regards to references to emigration and sporting rivalries.

  • Take Stock Foods Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Social media (paid ad)
    • 15 June 2022

    A paid-for TikTok post for a soup company broke the rules by claiming that its food products could treat or cure acne.

  • Trailfinders Ltd

    • Upheld
    • Brochure
    • 15 June 2022

    A holiday brochure was misleading because it did not make it sufficiently clear that special offers on free nights and free room upgrades were subject to restrictions. 

  • Evergreens (UK) Ltd t/a ArtificialGrass.com

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content), Internet (video)
    • 08 June 2022

    A website and two YouTube video ads for artificial grass were misleading as they overstated the environmental benefits and air purifying qualities of the products. 

  • J Sainsbury plc t/a Sainsbury's

    • Not upheld
    • Television, Radio
    • 08 June 2022

    A radio and TV ad for Sainsbury which promoted the general benefits to the environment of reducing meat protein in substitution for plant protein were not misleading. 

  • Partex Global GmbH

    • Upheld
    • Internet (website content)
    • 08 June 2022

    A website for auto parts omitted material information about the advertiser’s geographical location and misleadingly implied that the advertiser was based in the UK, when that was not the case.

  • Vegan Friendly UK

    • Upheld in part
    • Television
    • 08 June 2022

    A TV ad for Vegan Friendly UK was likely to cause distress to both younger and adult audiences and therefore was not suitable for broadcast on TV regardless of scheduling restrictions.

  • Verisure Services (UK) Ltd t/a Verisure

    • Upheld
    • Website (own site)
    • 01 June 2022

    Claims on a website by a provider of security alarms that it offered the best alarm technology on the market were misleading and were not verifiable. 

  • Hydrow Ltd

    • Upheld in part
    • Television
    • 18 May 2022

    A TV ad for a rowing machine that depicted road crossing in an irresponsible manner should have been scheduled away from programmes made for, or specifically targeted at, children.

  • Barton Park Estates Ltd t/a Devon Oaks Park; Seascapes

    • Upheld
    • Television
    • 04 May 2022

    An ad for luxury park homes was banned for being misleading.